The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

Dr. Sushil Rudra

Intro:The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

On Friday (June 23), Prigozhin suddenly announced his rebellion against Russia. Prigogine, 62, said in a series of telegrams that his fighters had launched a mutiny against Russian forces. However, he refused to call it a coup.

After a suffocating 24 hours in Russia, the Wagner chief leaves the country by compromise
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Within 24 hours of the mutiny, Russian mercenary group Wagner’s troops reportedly began to leave the city of Rostov-on-Don.

Earlier, the Wagner chief said he had told his fighters to return to Ukraine to avoid bloodshed.

Yevgeny Prigoshin will now move to neighboring Belarus and charges against him and his troops will be dropped, Russian state media said.

Thus ended a chaotic and unpredictable day in Russia.

Who are the Wagner Group? The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

The Wagner Group is a private army of mercenaries regularly fight. The Wagner Group was formed under the auspices of Russian President Putin. Members of this force are employed in various African countries on behalf of the Russian-backed government. In 2014, when Russia occupied the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine, the Wagner Group made its debut by participating in the military operation.

After Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February last year, Putin used mercenaries in this war again. They were fighting against the Ukrainian forces in the Bakhmut region of eastern Ukraine.

How did the Wagner Group emerge, who are its members?

The Russian mercenary group Wagner Group has come up in the discussion by announcing the rebellion. How did this group emerge, who are its members, how many members of the group – these questions are being raised now.

Wagner members are guarding their headquarters in southern Russia.

The Wagner Group, a Russian mercenary group, has been in talks since fighting on behalf of Moscow in the Ukraine war in Kiev. Wagner’s members played a major role in the fight to occupy the cities of Bakhmut and Soledar in Ukraine.

The group declared rebellion in Russia and resumed negotiations. By now, however, a truce had been reached between Yevgeny Prigozhine’s Wagner forces and the Russian authorities, subject to a number of conditions.

The Term & Conditions of Russia’s Deal with Wagner : Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin.

On Saturday (June 24) evening local time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov outlined the terms of Russia’s deal with Wagner.

According to various media reports, this Wagner group was a secret organization earlier. At that time, its members worked in Africa and the Middle East. Wagner is said to have had 5,000 members at that time. Most of them are veterans from Russia’s elite and special forces. From then on, Wagner’s activities gradually increased.

According to the BBC, the force was founded by Dmitry Utkin, a Russian army officer who fought in Chechnya. Its current head is Yevgeny Prigozhin. Who is known to be close to Russian President Putin.

The Wagner Group, officially known as ‘PMC Wagner’, was first identified in 2014. At the time, they were supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. During this time, the group helped Russia seize Crimea. This was their first operation.

Later in 2015, Wagner’s troops fought alongside pro-government forces in Syria. Although mercenaries are illegal in Russia, Wagner Group was registered as a company in 2022. Wagner then opened a headquarters in St. Petersburg.

Wagner’s men are fighting in Kiev for Moscow in the Ukraine war. The British Ministry of Defense said in January that about 50,000 of Wagner’s troops are fighting in Ukraine.

Wagner’s men played an important role in the capture of Bakhmut from the Ukrainian forces. According to Washington, 80 percent of Wagner’s troops were drawn from prisoners.

According to international media, the Russian government has to pay more than 60,000 US dollars in compensation if a member of Wagner is killed fighting for Russia.

Will Putin Forget Prigozhin’s ‘betrayal’? The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

The Russian mercenary group Wagner Group has come to the fore after declaring rebellion in Russia. Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Wagner, announced a sudden rebellion against Russia on Friday (June 23).

Prigogine, 62, said in a series of telegrams that his fighters had launched a mutiny against Russian forces. And he threatened to oust Russian President Vladimir Putin.

There is a common saying about Putin in Russian political circles. Putin never forgives traitors? So will he forgive Prigogine? But analysts believe that Putin will never forgive Prigozhin.

Putin delivered an emergency address to the nation on Saturday (June 24) after announcing Prigozhon’s rebellion. There he called Wagner’s forces and Prigogine traitors. Putin described Prigogine’s actions as “stabbing in the back”.

Yevgeny Prigozhin declared a mutiny and marched his forces across the Ukrainian border towards the capital, Moscow. When they were only 200 kilometers from Moscow, Prigogine suddenly announced the withdrawal of the rebellion. He ordered his troops to halt their advance towards Moscow to avoid bloodshed.

Prigozhin’s announcement came shortly after talks with Yevgeny Prigozhin about Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko withdrawing from the rebellion.

Shortly before Wagner’s chief, Prigozhin, announced the withdrawal of his forces from the mutiny, Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened severe punishment for the rebels.

According to the agreement with the President of Belarus, Wagner’s chief Prigozhin will now go to Belarus. Criminal charges against him for sedition will be dropped. They do not have to stand trial.

But now, even if there is no trial against them, he is a traitor in Putin’s eyes. A former US general commented that Putin suffered greatly from the behavior of Prigozhin, a close person. He won’t forget it.

The former Moscow bureau chief of the American media CNN also said the same thing.

Political analysts say that Prigozhin is now a personified fear from Putin’s side. What if Putin does not protect himself from that ‘danger.’

The terms of Wagner’s treaty with Russia:The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

A truce was reached between Yevgeny Prigogine’s Wagner forces and the Russian authorities, subject to a number of conditions. This includes the safe departure of the army chief and the withdrawal of the criminal case filed against him. This information is known from the report of the Russian press RT.

On Saturday (June 24) evening local time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov outlined the terms of Russia’s deal with Wagner.

According to Peskov, this billionaire, who has become a big man with catering services, will move to Belarus. He also said that the rebel members of Wagner’s forces will not face any trial. In particular, this decision was taken in consideration of their outstanding contribution to the battlefield of Ukraine.

A Kremlin spokesman said President Putin has always respected their (Wagner’s) contributions. He also said that Wagner’s troops and units that did not take part in the rebellion will once again have the opportunity to make an agreement with the Russian government.

Meanwhile, the uprising, which started on Saturday, was finally canceled with the intervention of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. He persuaded Wagner to make a treaty.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stern warning against this rebellion by Wagner’s forces. Calling these mercenary forces ‘traitors’, he expressed his determination to punish them severely.

  Putin delivered an address to the nation on Saturday (June 24).  Referring to Wagner's army and its commander's actions as 'backstabbing', he said, 'Russia's future is under threat.  The ambition of some is leading them to deep treason.

According to a BBC report on Saturday (June 24), forces have already taken control of the military headquarters in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, on the border with Ukraine. Besides, another city called Voronezh.

What will Prigoshin and his Wagner forces do now after the mutiny? The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

Emergency security measures put in place in Moscow to deal with a brief uprising by the Wagner Group, a group of Russian mercenaries, remained in place in the capital hours after the uprising ended.

The rebellion, led by Yevgeny Prigoshin, head of the Wagner Group, is seen as the biggest challenge to President Putin’s authority in Russia.

Special anti-terror security measures were put in place in Moscow as the group’s fighters crossed the Ukrainian border into Russia and advanced towards the capital after seizing the major southern city of Rostov-on-Don on Saturday.

Officials in Moscow say people have been asked not to attend work on Monday for security reasons, even after the uprising ended.

After a stern warning from President Putin, Wagner’s leader, Yevgeny Prigoshin, canceled plans to advance his forces toward Moscow.

Prigoshin’s meeting with Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus and a close ally of President Putin, led to an agreement to end the suffocating uprising that lasted for several hours. However, many questions remain unanswered in this agreement.

Soon after, on Saturday evening, Pigrosin announced that his troops would leave Russia and return to base.

According to the agreement, Prigoshyn himself will move to neighboring Belarus.

In response, the Kremlin says any legal action taken against Prigozhin and his soldiers will not be prosecuted.

Where is Prigozhin now? The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

According to the agreement reached on Saturday evening, Yevgeny Prigoshin, the head of the Wagner group, is supposed to leave for Belarus, but it is not clear where he is now.

News of Prigoshyn’s move to Belarus came only from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

But he was last seen on Saturday evening. He was in a car. Meanwhile, he was shaking hands with some cheerful people. Prigoshin has not been heard from since. He was nowhere to be seen. Nothing new has been posted on his Telegram channel either.

So what could be Prigoshin’s future?

A BBC journalist says the settlement cannot be said to have gone in Prigoshin’s favour. Because if what the Kremlin says is true, it means he is being sent into exile in Belarus.

There is currently a no-fly zone in southwestern Russia. The area has been declared a no-fly zone.

That means the closest airports to Rostov are Volgograd and Sochi. But these two airports are about 250 miles apart.

The BBC correspondent says Prigoshyn can travel to Belarus by car or train. But that route will be very long, because he has to pass outside Ukraine.

The question is what will Russian President Vladimir Putin do now after this rebellion?

Olga Evshina, the BBC’s Russian correspondent, says she will definitely show her strength, which she has done before.

He says internal liberties within Russia may be eroded after this incident. There are also fears of imposing more controls on the media, including Telegram channels.

What will Wagner’s warriors do?

Video posted on social media shows Wagner’s fighters leaving the southern Russian city of Rostov. At the start of the rebellion, they captured the city’s military bases. At one point they also captured Voronezh, a town between Rostov and Moscow.

Now the governor of the region is reporting that Wagner’s forces are withdrawing from there as well. He said that once the current situation ends, the restrictions imposed on movement will be lifted.

What the future holds for these Wagner fighters is also unclear. It is also not clear whether they are going back to Ukraine or elsewhere.

Sarah Rainsford, the BBC’s Eastern Europe correspondent from Warsaw, says Putin does not like betrayal. He strongly hates traitors.

“As a result, it is hard to believe that the Kremlin is saying that criminal charges against soldiers involved in the rebellion will be dropped,” he said.

At the same time, the Kremlin and the Russian Ministry of Defense want to integrate these mercenaries into the military. It is also unclear whether the soldiers will join the Russian military. But if something like that happens then this Wagner force will also come to an end.

It is also unclear what Prigoshyn will do in Belarus. Some analysts say if he moves to Belarus, and his forces follow him, he could become a renewed threat to Ukraine from there as well.

Because the capital Kiev is the closest from Belarus and from there Russia can launch an attack on the capital.

Despite this uncertain and chaotic situation, Russia continued shelling the eastern part of Ukraine last night. An elderly man was killed in an attack in the town of Nikopol, according to local media.

Several residential buildings were also damaged in the attack.

Attacks on Ukraine continue
There is also intense speculation in Ukraine about how Ukraine’s counter-attack might look in the wake of the situation in Russia.

The BBC’s Andrew Harding from eastern Donbas says Ukraine will now try to find weaknesses in Russia’s defenses and plan accordingly. They will see how to take advantage of these weaknesses.

But the BBC correspondent says there is also a big risk for Ukraine – any change in military leadership in Russia could intensify Russian attacks on Ukraine.

Is Putin’s rule in Russia shaky after the Wagner uprising? : Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin.

Within hours of issuing a stern warning against the rebels, President Putin had to negotiate with them.

It was the biggest challenge to Vladimir Putin’s authority since he came to power in Russia more than two decades ago. The breathtaking events that took place in Russia in the 24 hours after Yevgeny Prigoshin, the leader of the mercenary Wagner Group, openly rebelled against Putin’s generals, were unimaginable just a few days ago.

But the uprising ended, with Yevgeny Prigoshin announcing the end of his army’s Moscow campaign after a compromise between the Kremlin and the Wagner Group mediated by Belarusian leader Lukashenko. As part of the settlement, it is said that the rebel forces of the Wagner group will not be prosecuted, but Yevgeny Prigoshin will have to leave Russia for Belarus.

But with the crisis over for the time being, Russia’s all-powerful President Putin suddenly seems vulnerable and fragile. In the meantime, some analysts have begun to say how shaky President Putin’s regime is, exposed by the uprising in Russia.

In just a few hours, Mr. The way Putin was forced to compromise with them is seen by many as a humiliating defeat for him.

Why did President Putin have to go to such a compromise? After this rebellion of the Wagner group, Mr. his absolute power and authority and power in Russia. Can Putin sustain?

“The Kremlin will have to deal with a very volatile situation in the coming days,” said the Washington-based Institute for the Study of the War.

“The insurgency may have failed and crisis averted on the move with an apparent compromise with the Wagner group, but it has done enormous damage to President Putin’s government and its war against Ukraine,” the agency wrote in a review of the situation in Russia.

The Institute for the Study of the War added in their review, “The uprising exposed the weakness of Russia’s security forces. The crisis also revealed that Putin was unable to use his security forces in a timely manner to deal with threats from within his country. His absolute authority over these forces seems to have been greatly eroded.”

But when President Putin addressed the nation on television on Saturday morning, his facial expression was stern.

However, President Putin has yet to be seen in public after yesterday’s surprise agreement announcement. His spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said there were no plans for the president to make a new speech.

According to Steve Rosenberg, the BBC’s Russia editor, Vladimir Putin doesn’t look as tough as he sounded on national television on Saturday after the deal.

“We still don’t know the details of what’s in this deal, but he doesn’t seem to be very strong after this deal,” he said.

After being forced into such a humiliating settlement with the Wagner Group, there is much speculation as to what President Putin will do now.

Radek Sikorski, an MP of Poland in the European Parliament, thinks that Prigoshin’s rebellion may be Mr. It weakened Putin, but it also gave him an opportunity to consolidate his power.

In an interview with the BBC, he said, “When a group of armed men can travel hundreds of kilometers inside Russia without hindrance, it exposes Putin’s weakness very well.”

But Mr. “Putin will now begin a purge to consolidate his power, cracking down on those he deems ‘wavering,'” Sikorsky said. As a result, his rule will now become more authoritarian and brutal.”

BBC News Russia’s Olga Evshina also believes President Putin will now use his power to retaliate. He has always done this. He can now impose stricter controls on freedom of expression and media within the country.

“For years, Russian state media has portrayed President Putin as a symbol of Russian unity and stability. But Prigoshin’s rebellion has now changed that picture. Many in political power are now panicked. Dozens of private jets are seen leaving Moscow on flight tracker site FlightRadar,” he wrote.

However, Olga Evshina says that it is wrong to see this as a crisis in Russia’s state power. Because the Russian regional governors pledged allegiance to Moscow immediately after the rebellion. Which is completely different from 1991. After the coup attempt, many regional leaders sided with the rebels. Nothing like that was seen this time. But at the same time, it must be said that the image of President Putin has clearly been damaged.

In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Putin, was killed by radioactive poisoning in London. It is alleged that Russian spies were behind the murder.

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of Alexander Litvinenko, believes that the “cruel” image of Putin presented in the media is intended to scare people. But he thinks that this incident is giving a new message to people.

“This incident shows that Putin is not a man who controls everything in Russia. Everything is really out of his control.”

Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as Prime Minister of Russia from 2000 to 2004 under President Putin, is now a staunch critic of Putin. According to him, the downfall of President Putin started with this incident.

In an interview given to the BBC, he said that Prigoshin actually destroyed Putin’s stability. Putin cannot forgive him for that. So Prigoshin’s life will always be in question. And on the other hand, this is just the beginning of the fall for Putin.. Putin is in a very deep crisis now.”

Sergei Markov, a former adviser to President Putin, admits that Russia’s government is in crisis after the Wagner Group revolt.

What kind of reaction is being seen in the political arena of Russia in the event of this rebellion, Mr. gave to BBC. In an interview with Markov.

“These incidents indicate that the government does not have control over all parts of the Russian military,” he said.

“Vladimir Putin must therefore change his policy and take a tougher stance in order to win the war against Ukraine in the face of demands from a section of the military and other sections of Russian society.”

Sergei Markov said that Wagner’s revolt mr. This created a serious situation for Putin and could have led to a major civil war in Russia. According to him, the situation in Russia is extremely dangerous.

Changed Decision & Crossed the City of Rostov-on-Don : The Best Friend, Prigozhin Who Suddenly Rebelled Against Putin

On Saturday morning, Wagner’s mercenaries crossed the border from their field camp in Ukraine into the southern city of Rostov-on-Don.

With breathtaking speed, they reportedly took over regional military command and seized military installations in Voronezh, another city north of Moscow.

As the fighters began to advance toward Moscow, the Kremlin imposed tight security measures in many areas, including Moscow. Moscow’s mayor asked residents to avoid going outside.

It was also warned that thousands of elite Chechen troops were heading to Moscow if needed to fight Wagner’s troops.

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised that those who betrayed Russia would be punished.

Russian TV channel Rossiya 24 reported that the agreement came in a sudden de-escalation of tensions on Saturday evening after a meeting with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko Prigoshin.

A few hours later, the video shows Wagner’s troops leaving Rostov. Their supporters are cheering and shaking hands with Wagner’s troops.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said the situation was “completely chaotic”.

“The person in charge of the Kremlin must be very scared and probably hiding somewhere, not coming forward. I am sure he is no longer in Moscow.

“He knows what he’s afraid of, because he created this threat himself. All the demonization, all the damage, all the hatred that’s been created – he’s the one who spreads it.

Putin is rumored to have fled Moscow. Flight tracking showed that two presidential planes left Moscow on Saturday.

However, his press secretary Dmitry Peskov said the president is still in the Kremlin.

Peskov also said the arrest warrant against Prigoshin would be revoked and the criminal case against him and his soldiers would be dropped.

If any of Wagner’s mercenaries want to sign a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense, they can still do so, the press secretary said.

Wagner’s fighters are seen firing into the air as they leave.

In a clip circulating on Twitter, mercenaries from Wagner’s group were withdrawing from Jakhar Rostov when one of the fighters raised his rifle in the air and fired.

Civilians can be seen lining the streets clapping and cheering for his fighters. Over the past few hours, footage of public support for the tenant group has emerged in the southern city.

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I'm Dr. Sushil Rudra, residing in Durgapur City West Bengal, India . Studied in The University of Calcutta and did M.A , Ph.D . Also another M.A from Sridhar University. Taught in College and University ( RTU) . Love to write, traveling, singing Rabindrasangeet and social work. Have some books authored by me. Vivekananda and Rabibdranath both are my favourite subject. I have written more than 150 articles in my blog( and now I'm writing in my new " blog.

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